Glaskolben Blown Glass Ornaments Kit

$139.95 USD
Item# 1032
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Product Features

  • Pre-formed Glaskolben make it easy to create heirloom blown glass ornaments
  • Starter kit includes favorite tools plus supplies to make 10 ornaments
  • Includes 12 Silver Plated Caps and Loops for finishing
  • 90 COE

Product Description

Create Custom Blown Ornaments The Simple Way
Making custom glass ornaments is easy with Glaskolben pre-blown clear glass cylinders with blow pipe ends. Glaskolben may be blown freehand into a ball using a Hot Head torch (item# 7329) and MAPP gas, eliminating the time consuming method of "pulling points" from glass tubes. Roll hot cylinder in frit before blowing to decorate. Pull into an elongated shape with tweezers or leave round for a classic look. Sealed end clear cylinders measure 1mm wall, 28mm diameter before blowing. Annealing temperature 950° F. Contains enough supplies to make 10 ornaments. 90 COE.

Kit Includes:

  • 10 Sealed end cylinders
  • Two .5 oz. Stringfetti assortments
  • Scoring knife
  • Caps and loops - 12 pack
Note: Product selection may vary based on availability. Photo is just one example, quality will remain the same.

For more information, see the User Manual under additional images to download an illustrated step-by-step guide, or watch our quick online video.

Delphi Tips:
  • Rotate the Glaskolben constantly in one direction while heating.
  • Use two hands if needed to stabilize your project in the flame while rotating to prevent wobbling into and out of the flame.
  • The tip of the Glaskolben has more mass and will take longer to heat to a softened state, concentrate heat there and periodically move the center into the flame to heat evenly.
  • Begin by blowing firmly, but be prepared to reduce pressure quickly if needed to prevent over-stretching soft glass.
  • Keep your Glaskolben level to prevent accent glass from gathering only at the tip or from pouring into the pipe.
Safety Note: Do not tip the Glaskolben bulb above the blow pipe end while blowing or handling your hot bulb.

Blown glass ornaments created by Delphi artist Val Oswalt-De Waard.

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  •   Glass blowing
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Pros : Awesome looking ornaments. So much fun to make.
Cons : The glass can be thin. These are very fragile.
Other Thoughts : I love making theses and giving as gifts. I wish Delphi would the ones that are a little bit thicker. They are not so fragile.
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  •   Easy-Peasy!
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Pros : Simple to use,
Cons : Some details are left out, like watching out for overheating and slumping
Other Thoughts : The tube can also be blown with a pale frit, and more advanced users can then apply stringer or millifiori
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